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Life as We Know it Sweepstakes and Basket Giveaway from Oh Nuts!

by on September 24, 2010 · 136 comments

Good morning from rainy Austin! Or is it sunny Austin? Or is rainy? I don’t know, but the weather can’t make up its mind. An hour ago I thought I’d be trapped inside all day, but now the sun is shining and beckoning me to head out for some fun Friday morning errands (Michaels! Wine Store!) before it rains again.

But first I have to wait for my second batch of cream cheese brownies to come out of the oven. More on that later, but while I’m waiting I will tell you about some contests from my friends at Oh Nuts!

First off, there’s the Oh Nuts! Life as We Know it sweepstakes. Oh Nuts! is partnering with Warner Brothers to promote Life as We Know it, a new movie with Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel. The prize is a trip for 4 to Hollywood (air and the W hotel included!) plus 4 tickets for a VIP tour at Warner Brothers. The contest takes about 2 seconds to enter and I would absolutely love it if a Cookie Madness reader won. Good luck.

And here’s the second contest.   Oh Nuts! is giving a Life as We Know it inspired Baby Girl or Baby Boy Gift Basket to one Cookie Madness reader. Wouldn’t it be funny if you won the sweepstakes and the gift basket?

For a shot at the gift basket from Oh Nuts!, please tell me

a) your favorite nut


b) something your child did as a baby that surprised you. For instance:  My favorite nut is the pecan and my child would only nap in a swing.

If you don’t have a child, state your favorite nut and tell me something about your pet.  For instance:  My favorite nut is (still) the pecan and my dog is really good at catching food in mid-air.

I will use the random number generator to pick a comment.  Deadline for this giveaway is this coming Monday at noon CST (September 27).

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Published on September 24, 2010
Pat September 24, 2010 at 11:14 am

My favorite nut is the cashew and I was surprised by my 18 month old son when, (while on vacation), he heaved his bottle at my head at 3:00 AM because he wanted some apple juice. Not a fun wakeup call.

Carolee September 24, 2010 at 11:18 am

My favorite nut is Unsalted Roasted Peanuts and my cat, Mr.Bean, likes to lick ears.

Katie R September 24, 2010 at 11:24 am

My favorite nut is pecans and I was surprised at my baby sister when we figured out she doesn’t call airplanes baw baw’s she is saying bye bye’s.

Melissa September 24, 2010 at 11:25 am

My favorite nut are pecans although cashews are a close second and my dog, Marc Anthony, loves run around in circles in the house

Jennifer September 24, 2010 at 11:25 am

My favorite nut is the pecan and I was always so surprised that my extremely shy son (as a toddler) wouldn’t talk to people but would basically use them as a jungle gym.

biscuitwheels September 24, 2010 at 11:25 am

My favorite nut is the pecan and my dog loves carrots and sweet potatoes.

Amalia September 24, 2010 at 11:25 am

My favorite nut is hazelnut and my pretty Golden Retriever rolls around the floor after she’s done eating.

Karen September 24, 2010 at 11:30 am

My favorite nut is almond, and my daughter surprised me as a baby by refusing to grow any hair until she was three years old.

Heidi September 24, 2010 at 11:33 am

My favorite nut is the pistachio and my baby (a border collie mix) ate half a loaf of banana bread yesterday while my husband and I were at work. I guess it’s a good thing I snagged a slice for breakfast!

natacha September 24, 2010 at 11:33 am

hello! but wonderful, I love the passion these coookis win a basket Oh Nuts! love, my delirium, and chocolate, topped with cream cheese, cupcakes, … I’ll melt with joy, and contentment, my children, each has a flavor, I would say that everything rsr, elaborated with love, but gets hot, we live under, but with all these goodies on your site, every day I learn a lot from your blog, thanks for sharing, I am very happy, and my days are better here in this bolg, loving kindness,
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Pamela M September 24, 2010 at 11:36 am

My favorite nut is the pecan, and when I am not at home, my boyfriend will only eat stuff that takes the *least* amount of effort to consume, i.e. absolutely no cooking, heating in the microwave is still too much effort. The most I’ve realized he will do is pour milk into a bowl for cereal.

(I have no child and no pet; so I chose to write about my boyfriend.)

caroliny September 24, 2010 at 11:43 am

Hello! congratulations! the site! wonderful! joy to enter this site, and I delight, a fact that the feel, the smell .. these are pleasures, Nuts Oh! ‘d like it a bit, this blog in the shape of heart, love everything, but even covered cake and cheesecake, you could do thanks to Ana, I am learning to cook … niver one of my PIMPOLHOS was this month, and I made Boston Cream, was excellent, everyone loved, thank you,

Andrea Dorn September 24, 2010 at 11:48 am

My favorite nut is a cashew. My favorite thing that my girls did when they were babies is the special cuddles they would give me just because.

Caroline September 24, 2010 at 11:50 am

My favorite nut is a peanut, and my dog is a little escape artist – we can’t figure out how he manages to get out of the places he does, but somehow he can.

ShootingStarsMag September 24, 2010 at 11:52 am

my favorite nut is the peanut for sure and my dog is part alaskian husky with a hawaiian name. :)


Katie September 24, 2010 at 12:06 pm

My favorite nut is a pistachio and my baby likes playing with empty water bottles more than any toy she’s ever received.

erinsgobragh September 24, 2010 at 12:09 pm

My favorite nut is an almond and I can’t believe my cat can the wall of a doorway!

Sue September 24, 2010 at 12:15 pm

I love most nuts, but I eat almonds almost daily so I guess I’ll choose the almond as my favorite.
My son went through a phase where he was pretty adamant that he consume only orange juice. I’m glad that didn’t last forever!!

Amanda September 24, 2010 at 12:21 pm

My favorite nut is an Almond. My cat Joben(from I love you man) enjoys watching me bake. He sits on top of my refrigerator and stares aimlessly.

cccobsessed September 24, 2010 at 12:25 pm

My favorite nut is cashew – pref. honey roasted with sesame seeds – yum. When I told my 2 year old I was making dinner tonight she said “Oh Mommy, I so proud of you!” Potty training praises can be applied to everything!

Paula Diekhoff September 24, 2010 at 12:35 pm

I like walnuts and almonds and I once told my mother to lay off nagging me about my grades because I usually got A’s and B’s and one “C” wasn’t the end of the world.

AppleTree September 24, 2010 at 12:41 pm

I love raw cashews and my puppy has suddenly started spinning in circles when he gets excited. It is hilarious.

LaDonna September 24, 2010 at 12:42 pm

My favorite nut is macadamia and my kids surprise me everyday just being themselves.

ladywild September 24, 2010 at 12:43 pm

My favorite nut is an almond and my dog just shocked me by trying to rescue me when I was swimming in the ocean. She’s terrified of water so it was a real shocker. She’s a good girl.

Veronica September 24, 2010 at 12:44 pm

My favorite nut is a peanut. One thing my daughter did as a baby was love to reach for my hair and twist it. To this day she loves playing with hair.

Nive September 24, 2010 at 12:45 pm
Chris M. September 24, 2010 at 1:17 pm

My favorite nut is a pistachio and my pet kitty used to stand up on her hind legs like a meer cat when she was a kitten.

Ellyn September 24, 2010 at 1:26 pm

My favorite nut is the almond and the cutest/funniest thing my 11-month old is doing at the moment is walking behind a push toy wearing pink sunglasses….ADORABLE!

Melissa September 24, 2010 at 1:37 pm

My favorite nut is the pecan because I have a tree in the yard, and it makes me happy. I don’t have any kids, but I have a 100-pound dog who is afraid of his own shadow. The other day on a walk he sniffed a frog on the sidewalk, and when the frog jumped, all 4 of the dog’s feet came off the ground. I laughed so hard I almost couldn’t stop.

Polly September 24, 2010 at 1:56 pm

My favorite nut is the cashew and my daughter started singing songs about the time that she could talk.

Fallon September 24, 2010 at 2:01 pm

I love hazelnuts! Sadly I don’t have any kids or ever had a pet.. but if I could have a pet it would definitely be a pug. I love their face!

caryn September 24, 2010 at 2:02 pm

I like walnuts but only in something–they add that extra sumthin to brownies. My son grew attached to a Little People dog when he was a baby and at 5 still sleeps with it.

Meryl September 24, 2010 at 2:13 pm

My favorite nut is the almond. I used to have a dog when I was a child – She was my best friend, and always comforted me when I was sad.

Becky September 24, 2010 at 2:20 pm

My favorite nut is the peanut, and my cat likes to crawl inside plastic grocery bags and lick them.

Giselle September 24, 2010 at 2:26 pm

My favorite nut is the pistachio and my cat does dog tricks!

Darlene September 24, 2010 at 2:52 pm

I love cashews! Our cat, Mr. Kitty, surprised us the first time he went to the door and “said” Out. Honestly, it really sounds like he is saying out (although he hasn’t perfected the “t” sound) everytime he wants to go out.

Jessica September 24, 2010 at 3:07 pm

My favorite nut is the pistachio and my baby boy climbs on everything in site and terrifies me constantly.

Pam September 24, 2010 at 3:20 pm

My favorite nut is the pecan. I have no pets or children, but I do have a husband, if that counts.

Elaine September 24, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Pecans and my middle child liked to nap in boxes, dragging a pillow and blanket to crawl in the box!

Jennifer September 24, 2010 at 3:26 pm

My favorite nut is the walnut. My beagle Buster is very good and tipping over trash cans and shredding whatever material he finds inside.

cora September 24, 2010 at 3:32 pm

my favorite nut is hazelnut. my daughter, who’s now 17 used to dance on top of the table even with the slightest encouragement like relatives and friends clapping to a beat

Andrea September 24, 2010 at 3:40 pm

My favorite nut is macadamia and my cat watched tv.

Juli September 24, 2010 at 3:44 pm

Pistachios are my favorite. I don’t have kids, but when I worked in a pre-school many years ago, I had a little girl who would stand behind me playing with my hair while we watched cartoons. When she zoned out on the cartoons she would stick my hair in her mouth. This surprised me in a “wow, that’s disgusting” way.

Judy September 24, 2010 at 3:50 pm

My favorite nut is the cashew and my oldest son would only take a nap in the swing with the sweeper running!

mrsblocko September 24, 2010 at 3:54 pm

My favorite nut is the hazelnut and my daughter thought that the curtains blowing in the wind were the funniest thing ever. No matter how often it happened, the curtains fluttering in the wind resulted in the cutest, most contagous belly laughs.

Ann September 24, 2010 at 4:02 pm

My favorite nut is the cashew and my middle child would only sleep with the light on as a newborn.

Michelle September 24, 2010 at 4:08 pm

My favorite nut is honey roasted peanuts and my daughter has slept ten hours at night from the time she was born but to this day only naps about one hour total.

Carole Resnick September 24, 2010 at 4:20 pm

My favorite nut is the macadamia. Velcro, while on her chain, loves to torment the cat who lives across the street.

Charlene September 24, 2010 at 4:22 pm

My favorite nut is the cashew and my dog thinks he’s a cat, he swats at you when he wants something. Not good when you have a 100 pound dog swatting at you!

Patty September 24, 2010 at 4:23 pm

My favorite nut is my granddaughter. Oh ok I’ve never met a nut I don’t like. When my daughters were young my 3 yr old carried our 1 month old upstairs, back downstairs, and left her on the couch in the middle of the night.

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